WHAT CERAZETTE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR:
Cerazette is used to prevent pregnancy.
There are 2 main kinds of hormone contraceptive.
- The combined pill, “The Pill”, which contains 2 types of female sex hormone an
oestrogen and a progestogen
- The progestogen-only pill, POP or mini-pill, which doesn’t contain an oestrogen.
Cerazette is a progestogen-only-pill (POP), or a mini-pill.
Cerazette contains a small amount of one type of female sex hormone, the progestogen
Most POPs or mini-pills work primarily by preventing the sperm cells from entering the
womb but they do not always prevent the egg cell from ripening, which is the main way
that combined pills work.
HOW TO STORE CERAZETTE
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the package. The expiry date is the last day of the month stated. Cerazette does not require any special storage conditions. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
What Cerazette contains
- The active substance is: desogestrel (75 microgram)
- The other ingredients are: colloidal anhydrous silica; all-rac-tocopherol; maize starch;
povidone; stearic acid; hypromellose; macrogol 400; talc; titanium dioxide (E171);
lactose monohydrate (see also ‘Important information about some of the ingredients of
Cerazette’ in section 2).
What Cerazette looks like and contents of the pack
Each strip of Cerazette contains 28 white round tablets. The tablets are marked KV above 2 on one side and ORGANON* on the other. Cerazette comes in a pack of 1, 3, 6 or 13 strips. Each strip is sealed in a foil sachet. Not all pack sizes may be available.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Organon Laboratories Ltd, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FL, UK
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